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In Search of Steam - Vol. 3
The Best of 2019

In Search of Steam - Vol. 2
The Best of 2018

Snowstorm in the San Juans 2
Rotary Run on the C&TS

Snowstorm in the San Juans 1
Winter on the D&S

Union Pacific 4014 - Vol. 3
Great Race Across the Southwest

Union Pacific 4014 - Vol. 2
Great Race Across the Midwest

Union Pacific 4014 - Vol. 1
The Great Race to Ogden

In Search of Steam - Vol. 1
On the Mainline 2017

Steam at the South Rim
The Grand Canyon Railway

315 - A Decade in Steam
2017 on the Cumbres & Toltec

Norfolk & Western #611
Reborn - Volume 5

Dairyland Steam
(NKP 765 and Soo Line 1003)

Reading & Northern #425
Solo Excursions

Norfolk & Western #611
Reborn - Volume 4

Norfolk & Western #611
Reborn - Volume 3

Nickel Plate Road #765
Lima Superpower in the Lehigh Valley

Nickel Plate Road #765
Erie Lackawanna Adventure

Southern #4501
Return of a Legend

Norfolk & Western #611
Reborn - Volume 2

Norfolk & Western #611
Reborn - Volume 1

Winter on the Narrow Gauge
Flanger Special on the C&TS

Tripleheader to Cumbres Pass
Chama Steam 2014

Reading and Northern #425
Sound and Fury

Work Extra 315
#315 on the Cumbres & Toltec

Steam in the Rockies - Vol. 4
Caterpillars on the C&TS

Southern #630
Thunder in the Rathole

Winter Steam - Volume 3
Winter in the Sumpter Valley

Reading and Northern #425
Autumn Leaf Excursions

Union Pacific #844
Rare Miles & Familiar Rails

Steam in the Rockies - Vol. 3
Fall Freights on the C&TS

Nickel Plate Road #765
Berkshire in the Alleghenies

Southern #630
Steam on the Mainline

Winter Steam
Volume 2

Union Pacific #844
Pride of the Fleet

Steam in the Rockies - Vol. 2
The Cumbres & Toltec

Steam in the Rockies - Vol. 1
The Durango & Silverton

Santa Fe #3751
Steam to the South Rim

Union Pacific #844
South to the Southwest

Winter Steam
Volume 1

Reading and Northern #425
Blue Mountain Thunder Vol. 2

Reading and Northern #425
Blue Mountain Thunder Vol. 1

Chesapeake and Ohio #614
Track Speed


In Search of Steam - Volume 3
The Best of 2019


In 2019 the Union Pacific Railroad completed a multi-year restoration on 'Big Boy' locomotive #4014, and the inaugural run - The Great Race to Ogden - was undoubtedly the steam event of year. But apart from the Union Pacific steam program, there was little mainline action in 2019. Nevertheless, plenty of locomotives both big and small were still operating, and we traveled across the country once more "In Search of Steam" in order to film seven of them in action. This program begins in January with Pere Marquette 2-8-4 #1225 on a 2-day photo charter at the Steam Railroading Institute in Owosso, Michigan. While there was no snow on the ground it was below freezing the entire time, perfect conditions for some truly impressive plumes of condensing steam.

In March we visited Garibaldi, Oregon to see recently restored 2-4-4-2 locomotive 'Skookum' on the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad during a Trains Magazine photo charter. After a long restoration this rare mallet locomotive was returned to steam towards the end of 2018. You'll see it running in the Pacific Northwest for the first time since 1955 when it was abandoned in the woods after a derailment. Later in the spring we traveled to Cheyenne, Wyoming to see Union Pacific 4-8-8-4 #4014 doubleheading with 4-8-4 #844 in May during "The Great Race to Ogden." In this program we'll look at the most anticipated portion of the trip as the 2 locomotives departed Ogden, Utah and climbed the legendary Wasatch grade on way back to Cheyenne. This is an excerpt from UP 4014 - Year of the Big Boy - Vol. 1, which features comprehensive coverage of this trip.

In August we visited the narrow gauge Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, where K-36 2-8-2 #488 pulled a sunset dinner train from Chama, New Mexico to the summit of 10,015 Cumbres Pass in southern Colorado. Then in September we caught a rare doubleheader on the Grand Canyon Railway with 2-8-0 #29 and 2-8-2 #4960. Both locomotives teamed up in order to pull the regular train from Williams, Arizona to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon - the first time this had happened in over 3 years. This program concludes with another look at 'Big Boy' #4014, this time running solo on "The Great Race Across the Southwest" in October. We'll begin in Las Vegas, Nevada and follow #4014 into southern California - the first time the 'Big Boy' returned to the Golden State since being towed to Cheyenne in 2014 in order to be restored to operation. This footage is also on UP 4014 - Year of the Big Boy - Vol. 3, which features more in-depth coverage of this trip.

From one of the smallest articulated locomotives to one of the largest, this video showcases some of the best action in 2019. Filmed entirely in HD, it features beautiful scenery, impressive action, and some great stack talk. This program has minimal narration (with the option to turn it on or off) and no distracting music. It's available on standard definition widescreen DVD, High Definition Blu-ray disc, and for rental or purchase through Vimeo's On Demand streaming service.

Running Time: 1 hour 45 minutes

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In Search of Steam - Volume 2
The Best of 2018


2018 was difficult year for big steam, as an Amtrak policy change in late March effectively ended mainline excursions for many locomotives. Nonetheless, a number of big locomotives were still running and we traveled across the country "In Search of Steam" in order to film five of them in action. Our first stop was Chattanooga, Tennessee in mid-March, where Southern Railway 2-8-0 #630 and 2-8-2 #4501 doubleheaded on a short freight train during a 2-day photo charter at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum.

Next we traveled to Cheyenne, Wyoming in July to see Union Pacific 4-8-4 #844 pull the Cheyenne Frontier Days Train for what ended up being the last time. Sadly, the long running annual excursion was discontinued the following year. Then in September we visited Chicago, Illinois for a weekend of ‘Joliet Rocket’ excursions with Nickel Plate Road 2-8-4 #765 on Metra's Rock Island Line. This was the second straight year #765 ran these half-day trips, which featured open vestibules and 60mph running. After the excursions, we chased #765 on the ferry move back to Fort Wayne, Indiana.

This program concludes the following weekend with 2 locomotives in action. We visited eastern Pennsylvania on Saturday September 22nd to see Reading & Northern 4-6-2 #425 on an excursion from Mountain Top to Jim Thorpe, including an unassisted run up the grade on the return trip. Then the following day we traveled west to the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, as #765 pulled a couple of short excursions out of Akron, Ohio during the annual 'Steam in the Valley' event.

Filmed entirely in HD, this video showcases five big steam locomotives working hard, including some high-speed running and great stack talk. This program has minimal narration (with the option to turn it on or off) and no distracting music. It's available on standard definition widescreen DVD, High Definition Blu-ray disc, and for rental or purchase through Vimeo's On Demand streaming service.

Running Time: 1 hour 42 minutes

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In Search of Steam - Volume 1
On the Mainline 2017


2017 was a good year for mainline steam, and we traveled across the country "In Search of Steam" in order to film four of the biggest locomotives operating today. Our first stop was Ogden, UT in late April, where Union Pacific 4-8-4 #844 was being readied for a 2-day trip across Wyoming. This was the end of the "Boise Turn Special" and you'll see the Ogden to Rock Springs leg on April 27th, followed by Rock Springs to Cheyenne on the 28th. #844 put on a great show as she headed home amidst cold, windy, and wet weather.

Next we traveled to Roanoke, VA in late May to see Norfolk & Western #611. The streamlined 4-8-4 pulled her last excursions of the year on Memorial Day (May 29): 2 half-day trips over the legendary Christiansburg Mountain grade. This footage is also included on N&W 611 - Reborn Vol. 5. Then we're off to Chicago in mid-June to ride and chase Nickel Plate Road 2-8-4 #765 on the "Joliet Rocket" excursions. #765 ran 4 half-day trips from Joliet to Chicago's LaSalle Street Station during the Father's Day weekend (June 17-18), with some high speed running on Metra's Rock Island Line.

Our last stop is Portland, OR at the end of June, as Southern Pacific 4-8-4 #4449 gets ready to pull her first mainline excursion in almost 5 years: a 2-day trip to Bend, OR and back. On Saturday June 24th the "Daylight" raced up the Columbia River Gorge, before traversing the wild and scenic Deschutes River Canyon on the way to Bend. The next day #4449 returned to Portland and you'll see many of scenic highlights of the route, plus more fast running on the former SP&S mainline along the Columbia River.

Filmed entirely in HD, this video showcases four of the most iconic locomotives in the US, and features lots of high-speed running and great stack talk. This program has minimal narration (with the option to turn it on or off) and no distracting music. It's available on standard definition widescreen DVD, High Definition Blu-ray disc, and for rental or purchase through Vimeo's On Demand streaming service.

Running Time: 1 hour 24 minutes

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Steam at the South Rim
The Grand Canyon Railway


This program takes a look at both operable steam locomotives on the Grand Canyon Railway: 2-8-0 #29 and 2-8-2 #4960. While #4960 has been the face of the railroad for 2 decades, #29 was returned to service in 2016 after being on display for the previous 8 years. Diesels still handle almost all the trips to the Canyon, but steam is now being used more frequently - with both locomotives featured on special trips throughout the year.

Our coverage starts in February 2017 with a 2-day Lerro Productions photo charter. On February 7th #29 pulled four of the former Southern Pacific commuter cars from Williams, AZ to the South Rim and return, performing numerous photo runbys en-route. The next morning featured #4960 pulling a 5-car train as far as Coconino; #29 then joined us in the afternoon, and both locomotives doubleheaded back to Williams. There was plenty of snow on the ground near the Canyon, and you'll see lots of spirited runbys on the scenic 64-mile long line.

Then on February 18th #4960 pulled the first regular steam-powered trip of the year to the Grand Canyon. You'll see #4960 on a cold, windy, and wet day as the locomotive climbs some of the steep grades between Williams and the South Rim. As an added bonus, this program includes footage of Santa Fe 4-8-4 #3751 during a visit to the railroad in May of 2012. We'll take a look back at a doubleheader with #4960 and #3751, which was the last time #3751 ran on this former Santa Fe branch.

Filmed entirely in HD, this video features 40mph running, 3% grades, and the varied scenery of northern Arizona. This program has minimal narration (with the option to turn it on or off) and no distracting music. It's available on standard definition widescreen DVD, High Definition Blu-ray disc, and for rental or purchase through Vimeo's On Demand streaming service.

Running Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

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